Self-employed workers have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Not only do they face losing income because of the lockdown but they also have additional ongoing fixed-cost expenses such as vehicles or premises.
When it was introduced in March 2020, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was a lifeline and brought similar salary financial assistance as offered to furloughed workers within larger businesses.
In November 2020, the SEISS was extended so that it provides grants for two further consecutive three-month periods, running into 2021:
November 2020 to January 2021
You can claim up to 80% of three months of